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Jehan Alain Centennial Recordings


Works of Jehan Alain (1911-1940) recorded on the organs of the University of Michigan by students of James Kibbie in honor of the centennial of the composer’s birth


Deux marches (1938)

I. Marche de Saint Nicolas

II. Marche des Horaces et des Curiaces

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C.B. Fisk Organ, Blanche Anderson Moore Hall

John Beresford

Graduate Student in Organ Performance

Tom Beresford, Trumpet

Christopher Albrecht, Trumpet

Nicholas Rifken, Snare drum


BeresfordJohn Beresford is currently working on his Masters degree in Organ Performance at the University of Michigan, where he studies organ with James Kibbie, and harpsichord with Edward Parmentier under the Palmer Christian Scholarship.  John serves as the Assistant Music Director at Ward Presbyterian Church in Northville, Accompanist for the Livingston County Chorale, and has taught piano and directed choirs at the Séminaire de Musique in Mali, West Africa.  John is an Eagle Scout and enjoys rock climbing and skydiving.  He hopes to continue his studies in Choral Conducting.


Sketch by Jehan Alain, from a letter to Lola Bluhm, 1931

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower